Things I've Loved This Month

Mar 21, 2017









I am a ferocious reader and love nothing more than a physical book in my hand. But recently
I've been enjoying audio books especially when I am cooking or doing some kind of activity.
This book by Mel Robbins is FABULOUS especially as it is narrated by her in her sassy manner
which I just love. If you don't know who Mel Robbins is she has one of the most viewed TedX
talks EVER on You Tube.

There is one central idea and she explains how when her WHOLE life was imploding she discovered this technique. It's a book about making transformational changes in any area of your lifeand making those habits stick (she is not a big supporter of motivation being the answer).

This really is a fabulous book and I highly recommend listening in audio form because it really
is like having your best girlfriend sitting in your kitchen with you and giving you a real kick
up the butt (cuss words and all!)



Ok, so I am not a big tea drinker but am a little "obsessed" about detoxifying the liver (as
excess oestrogen is often stored in the liver and can be one of the catalysts for breast cancer). 
My Aunt lives in Switzerland and is a huge supporter of herbs for health.
She recommended dandelion root which gently stimulates the liver to detoxify.
So I thought I would give it a go.
I only take 1-2 cups a day. 

As this is pleasantly roasted it takes the edge of the bitterness.
Certainly worth a try.




This article went viral last week. You may have already read it. But it was such a lovely story
and just restored my faith in human kindness. We are fed so much negativity from the media
that sometimes we forget there are so many good souls out there.
Would love to know what you think of the story.
You can read it here



I love this top by British company Needle & Thread.
They are a British brand that specialise in beautifully adorned pieces and 
I am currently lusting after this blouse.
You can buy Needles & Thread from many outlets but in the USA, it's
probably easier to buy via Net-a-porter.



This month was International Happiness Day and this little cherub melts my heart
everytime I post her on one of my social media platforms.
Look beyond the gorgeous smile and you will see she has scars all over her face;
scars caused by shrapnel when she was caught up in an incident in
Northern Afghanistan.
If she can smile.......................
Just saying ;-)




Finally, I am so excited about these gorgeous pieces new in this week.
These pieces are really for the woman who is the ENEMY of ORDINARY.

The black lava gemstones set against the gold, contemporary designs, make 
these pieces as sultry as a Tom Ford perfume ;-)

You can get up close and personal here and here.

Even though these are new in this week I am offering
a 15% discount off either piece for my blog audience.

So if you are interested your checkout code is
BLACKBEAUTY15
(offer ends 31 March 2017)

That's it Lovelies. I would love to hear your thoughts and I
would also like to hear if you like my monthly "Love List"
because if so, I will continue doing them every month. 

So please let me know your thoughts

xxxxxx

Reading Recommendation

Mar 13, 2017

I am a ferocious reader, and one book
I came across just before Christmas is
'In The Company of Women' by Grace Bonney.

What really attracted me to this coffee-table
tome, is that is was compiled and written by
someone who started out as a blogger.
(it's even got a raving endorsement from 
Martha Stewart!)

Grace Bonney has compiled a book of her favourite
creative icons, artists, heroes.........

It is full of empowering business advice and inspiration
from a diverse group of uplifting and talented women
of all races, ages, diversity etc.




It's the kind of book that gives me the urge to rip out every page,
post them around my office so that I can be surrounded by these
incredible women (hoping that some of their sage advice will
penetrate by pure osmosis ;-)


I go through the book each day aiming to read at least 3-4 profiles
whilst making notes of the most salient points which I then keep
in my Evernote for when I need a spot of inspiration for the days
when I am having a  real funk (which have been quite plentiful this
Jan and Feb).

(Does anyone else make notes when they are reading non-fiction?)


If you want further inspiration this interview with the
author and Marie Forleo should do it.
She talks more about how she achieved her goals 
whilst striving for the work/life balance.

Enjoy and don't forget to leave me your thoughts below.






xxxxxxx